The Latest In Chicago College Basketball

  Even though the college basketball season has been over for three weeks now, there is still some activity amongst some of Chicago’s men’s basketball programs. Here is the latest….. The Loyola Ramblers announced recently that they will be joining the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1st of this year. They will essentially be replacing…

What Can We Expect From the UIC Flames In 2014?

  The answer to this question will be eagerly awaited over the next few months. The 2012-2013 UIC Flames men’s basketball team turned a huge curve in the rebuilding of the program. Howard Moore, who took over the head coaching position from Jimmy Collins in 2010, had quite the mess to clean up. The Flames…

What Does Brian Urlacher and the UIC Flames Have In Common?

They both made big headlines across Chicago today. First with the major story of the day……     Major news coming out of Halas Hall today that could have a huge effect on the Chicago Bears future. After 13 seasons of wearing the orange and blue, Brian Urlacher has decided to leave the Bears franchise…

DePaul Snaps it’s Losing Streak While Loyola Gets Payback Against UIC

    Today was a very competitive day for Chicagoland college basketball with two major televised games on the schedule this afternoon. One game was nationally televised, the other was regionally televised. First up was the nationally televised game between DePaul and Rutgers in a Big East Conference match up in Rosemont. The Demons were…

Valparaiso 75 Illinois-Chicago 70 Final Score

Both teams shake hands after a hard fought game. The Flames came out on the fire to start the second half. But missed shots, turnovers, and mistakes on defense would hurt them and ultimately cost them the game. After leading by as much as nine, the Crusaders began to take advantage of UIC’s mistakes and…

Valparaiso 33 Illinois-Chicago 30 Halftime

Gary Talton leads UIC with 8 points. It’s been a highly contested game so far as I expected. The Flames took a very quick 5-0 lead at the beginning of the game. But then the Flames began to miss shots and commit turnovers. The Crusaders were able to score points off of those mistakes. At…

UIC Looks to Get Back On The Winning Track

Fans are beginning to file into the UIC Pavilion on Chicago’s Near West Side tonight as the Illinois-Chicago Flames play host to long-time nemesis Valparaiso. The Flames come into this one losing four out of their last five. At the moment they are 10-5 (1-1 Horizon League), and they are not looking to repeat the…

Chicagoland Basketball Kickoff Luncheon

Yesterday afternoon I had the honor and privilege of attending the Chicagoland Basketball Kickoff Luncheon. DePaul University hosted the event at  Maggiano’s Little Italy in Downtown Chicago. Even though this was a DePaul sponsored event, Northwestern, Loyola, Illinois-Chicago, and Chicago State were also in attendance. Coaches, players, administrators, and special guests from each school were…

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